|JNN019 - Ater - The last day again - Ater|
6 tracks of minimalist beauty, darkish atmospheres and enchanting sounds. There is a certain mystique about this release; as if tucked away far on the antarctic with but a small friendly fire. The cold breeze snuggling around the cabin comforting the loneliness that one is waited for. A place of envy perhaps it is not, but the chilled sound of 'the last day again' will certainly clasp the listeners ear placing them momentarily in the vast and cold emptiness of white; to remind us once again of t...
Keywords: dark; minimal; experimental; chill; glitch; just not normal; creative commons
|JNN038 Logic, Beauty & Chaos - Bob Dickinson|
The twelve pieces on this album reflect an ongoing interest in the temporal processes underlying musical creation from two apparently contrasting yet ultimately similar musical contexts. Post-modernist, systems-based pieces for traditional classical ensembles stand side-by-side with more static electronic works. In the former category the obvious reference points might be the work of Steve Reich and other minimalists but in contrast to the extended time-scales operative in such work, the pieces ...
Keywords: minimal, classic, post-modern, compositions, electronic experimentalism, Bob Dickinson, Just not Normal, free release, Creative Commons
|JNN010 - Controlled Dissonance - [sic] - Controlled Dissonance|
[sic], the latest endeavor of soft noise/dark ambient blowhard, Controlled Dissonance, is an expression of minimalistic composition. Stripping down to the bare bones, Controlled Dissonance culled the sounds for this release exclusively from field recordings and found material on microcassette. These recordings were manipulated with a transcription device, a handful of effects pedals and a small arsenal of digital effects...
Keywords: soft noise; dark ambient; experimental; minimal; electronica; effect pedals; microcassettes; tape music; field recordings; soundscape
Downloads: 396 (2 reviews)
|JNN027 The land of the electric monsters - Palancar|
Recorded during 2008, live on stillstream.com. All material, including the music, composition, production, and recording is copyright (c) 2009 Darrell Burgan, released under a Creative Commons license for non-commercial use. For commercial use, please contact me. Thanks to Andrew Butko for releasing the original photograph on Wikimedia Commons under the Creative Commons license. Special thanks to Mark Stolk for the honor of releasing this on Just Not Normal...
Keywords: dark ambient; drone; minimal; experimental; chill; live improv; stillstream; just not normal; creative commons, free release
Downloads: 702 (1 review)
|JNN09 - PhillipWilkerson - Machine Caffeine - Phillip Wilkerson|
One of the prolific artists of late presents an album full of glitch, experimentalism and electronic rhythms and melodies. Not only does he create some awesome ambient; these experimental series are a treat to the ears. What would the machines sound like if they were hyped with coffee; Machine Caffeine travels deep into this black gold incited machinery and digs up some delicious brews.
Keywords: experimental; electronica; Creative Commons; minimal; glitch; odd rhythms; soundscapes; caffeine; free release
Downloads: 610 (1 review)
|JNN024 And the end was not also a beginning - Petal|
Synth improv overlaid with some gems from the public domain. Processed answering machine messages - details of a private life, now featureless and divested of form. Taken together, these pieces constitute a meditation on the death of vision, when attainment provokes failure and hope comes to represent nothing more than bastardized nostalgia. Must we believe that everything leads to something? Or may it not be the case that events and people simply fall back into fragments of themselves, dissolut...
Keywords: dark ambient; drone; minimal; experimental; chill; glitch; just not normal; creative commons, free release
|JNN029 Penumbra - Phillip Wilkerson|
As coincidence would have it, JNN released Phillip Wilkerson's Penumbra just in time for the February 9, 2009 full moon. A full moon which, as the universe would have it, coincided with a Penumbral Lunar Eclipse visible in eastern Europe, Asia, Australia, the Pacific, and western North America.
Keywords: minimal, glitch, generative, abstract, experimental, live improv, creative commons, just not normal, free release
Downloads: 558 (1 review)
|JNN032 Secrets - Gabran|
Secrets Return in the forest for a new harvest of sounds... I'm looking for other sounds ... other worlds ... These are just some of the sounds that I brought home after my last trip ... After my last dream ... Echoes of distant nebulae disappeared into infinity of the mind... only a few sounds, a gift for those who want to listen ... To hear them turn off the light and let the images exploding in your mind .....
Keywords: Experimental, modern classical, soundscapes, glitch, drone, minimal, orchestral, free releases, Creative Commons, Just not Normal
|JNN064 The Silence Bureau - The Silence Bureau|
This album contains minimalistic noise, avant-garde synthesizer, guitar, and piano experiments recorded from 2007 to the present year. Sound collages of varied textures and moods, overall this album will challenge listeners to reconsider the nature of ‘music’. Jeff Fowler aka The Silence Bureau
Keywords: avant-garde, Creative Commons, experimental, free release, glitch, IDM, just not normal, minimal, obscure, strange sounds
|IMC02 of Places and Moments - various artists|
Of Places and Moments is a celebration of the art of field recordings. The tracks to be included utilized recordings from the Sounds Found Project, a repository of user-contributed field recordings. The source recordings were mangled, manipulated, abused and violated, in some cases beyond recognition, to create 18 distinctly different interpretations ranging from minimal drone, to noise, to electronica.
Keywords: experimental; field recordings; electronica; just not normal; noise; Creative Commons; intelligent machinery; compilation; Sounds Found; minimal drone
Downloads: 201 (1 review)